An eighty year-old woman filed suit against her family medicine doctor after she experienced kidney complications from her Lipitor prescription. She had been originally prescribed over 70 mg a day, which was deemed necessary to keep her safe from a ventricular heart disease. Her family medicine doctor had prescribed her an additional 30 mg a day, however, and she began to suffer from symptoms common in Lipitor overdoses. She was sent into rhabdomyolysis, her skeletal muscle degrading while her kidneys were highly damaged, leaving her with dangerous medical complications and threatening her quality of life. In order to comment on the damage sustained to her kidneys, a nephrologist was needed to expound on the known dangers of Lipitor to renal systems.